Navajo tribesman, Darryl Becenti, was born in Gallup, New Mexico in 1957. He was taught silversmithing by his brothers-in-law, Leroy and David Reeves in the 1970's. Darryl is a member of an extended family of silversmiths including Sunshine Reeves and the Andy Cadman clan. A former sand painter & sketch artist, Darryl began making jewelry in 1988. His jewelry, just like that of his family, is highly prized for it's deep hand-stamped Navajo designs, repoussé silver work, and thick gauges of silver.